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Ardent adds 525 new JCBs to fleet

by Kyle Molyneux  |  Mon 22 Feb 2021

Ardent adds 525 new JCBs to fleet

UK telehandler hirer, Ardent Hire Solutions has placed an order worth £26m with JCB. Ardent is adding 525 (yes, 525) new JCB Loadall telescopic handlers to its fleet as the UK construction hire equipment market rebounds strongly from the Covid-19 pandemic. The order spans the compact 525-60 to the 540-200 models, which have reaches of between 6 and 20m. 

The machines – supplied by JCB dealer Watling JCB – have already started rolling off the production line at JCB’s World HQ in Rocester, Staffordshire along with 25 3CX backhoe loaders, which are also part of the massive deal. It follows a deal in 2019 from Ardent for £75m worth of JCB machines. The new JCB machines all come with JCB LiveLink telematics technology, providing real-time feeds to support Ardent’s award-winning ‘Site Manager’ digital platform, which helps construction companies improve safety, increase productivity and reduce cost. 

London-headquartered Ardent Hire Solutions is one of the UK’s biggest plant hire companies and covers the length and breadth of Great Britain through 11 hire depots, from Glasgow in the north to Fareham in the south. Specialising in providing plant hire to major housing, civil and construction clients, Ardent is constantly investing in the most technologically advanced machines. It has more than 7,000 units for rent with an average age of less than three years. 

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